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Jasper School Board President Mark Durand(left) and Jasper County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Raymond Hopson(right) are both sick and in the hospital after contracting Coronavirus.

It was just a few months ago that Jasper County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Jimmy Miller died from Coronavirus after being in office for less than 20 months. Word came on Tuesday evening that Raymond Hopson, who recently won election and was sworn in replacing Miller, has contracted the virus and is undergoing treatment at Woodland Heights Hospital in Lufkin.

KJAS Radio News has also learned that the President of the Jasper School Board, Mark Durand has also contracted the virus and is undergoing treatment at Woodland Heights.